Saturday, July 20, 2013

FABBY: Before and After Chandy

Hello sweet friends!

   After we placed the crystal Antique Italian Chandy in our formal dining room, we of course, had to take down our previous Italian bronze chandelier we had for 30 years. Than I thought I will give it away to one of my girls, which both didn't want it... so I proceeded to place it under one of the guest room's bed and forgot about it.

The other day I was looking through Internet, (as I often do) for interior decorating ideas, or just for the hell of it! To my happy surprise I saw a very similar chandy hanging lovely on top of a round foyer table and voila!.. I remembered our 'bronze chandy' under the bed and right away I mentioned it to Alejandro, that I'd love it atop our vintage French table in the foyer too; for which he agreed and immediately called someone to help him hang it up, so here it is! Hope you like the Before and After Chandy.

This is how it looked without the chandy only yesterday.

The foyer area is ready for the dirty work of placing the bronze Italian chandy up...and me, not so ready for the after clean up!

I cleaned her and buffed her thoroughly with a cream specially for bronze, (broke two nails), or for gold metals, yesterday; to get her ready for today's now it's shining, spic and span and she's up doing her work of illuminating us beautifully once more, hopefully for another 30 years, lol..,

I'm so happy the girls didn't want it and I kept it, cause it looks perfect in the ceiling atop the foyer vintage French table. I'm loving it!

You won't believe how familiar she looks hanging from the ceiling she wasn't  more than a year under a bed, lol!!!

Don't you love it when you find something beautiful and perfect right in your own home, which you already had, stashed some where doing nothing?!

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Kathy Moreland said...

The chandy is wonderful! Love the table, and the two together are a beautiful pair!!

Betty said...

Hi Fabby,

Just beautiful. It's amazing how we can find a place for something and it looks wonderful. Have a great weekend.
Betty @ My Cozy Corner

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Hi Fabby, you were really lucky that the girls didn't want it. It is gorgeous in your foyer. Your room is very pretty..Happy Weekend..Judy

Daphne Bryson said...

Good Evening Fabby, I can see why you are thrilled that your daughters did not want your chandelier, because it really looks perfect where you have placed it. It brings a beautiful warm glow to the room.
Yes I agree, it is wonderful when we find something which we had forgotten about..... and I love that your "forgotten something" was found under the bed.
Best Wishes,

Tassell, Tea pot, and life down under said...

Hi Fabby, the Chandy looks perfect in that room. I think it was just waiting for that moment. It's beautiful and so grand it goes well with your furniture and other bits and pieces. Hope you have a good week my friend.

Dolores said...

Your daughters may decide they want the chandy, after seeing how beautiful it looks. LOL!!

It looks perfect over the antique table...I love how it all comes together so beautifully!!!!!!

NanaDiana said...

OMGosh, Fabby! What a great idea for that chandelier! It is the perfect fit for the table and really adds a bit of nice welcoming formality to the foyer. I love it! xo Diana

Shelia Williamson said...

Hi Fabby! Oh, I love the chandy and it looks like it was meant to be there! Gorgeous!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

Bernideen said...

A great addition to your home!!!

Linda said...

This WAS perfect!! It was meant to BE!! I love using something from one room or place in a NEW setting!
LOVE LOVE love LOVE your beautiful home!

Penny @ Penny's Vintage Home said...

Gorgeous...just perfect for your area! Hugs, Penny

GratefulPrayerThankfulHeart said...

Exquisitely beautiful! A most lovely room!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh it is such a beautiful chandy and it does look perfect in your foyer. Such a gorgeous room. Hugs, Marty

Susan said...

Oh Fabby, how PERFECT! It is beautiful. So glad you didn't throw it away. And I love it exactly the way it is. Great job. Susan

Rosemary and Thyme said...

I love it Fabby. The chandelier is classy and elegant. It goes perfectly in that space. Your home is gorgeous.

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Fabby,
WOW, that is picture perfect! After sleeping for one year under the bed, it came out in its full glory again after you rejuvenated it with that special cream. What actually are you using for that purpose? Is it available in the USA?
Alejandro knew how to get the wiring down to that ceiling spot; so glad it all worked out well. Enjoy it now and never mind some clean up. Most women would happily trade with you in return for such a gem.
Hugs and happy Sunday.

Entertaining Women said...

It's perfect! I'm so glad that you kept it. I have my mama's crystal chandlier hanging over the table in the center of our foyer, too. Birds of a feather... Thanks for inviting us for a peak. Cherry Kay

Diane said...

Lovely, Fabby! That chandelier is so full of details and beauty. I am glad that will still be able to see it all of the time!

Christine Graves said...

I'm so happy for's like fate! and your chandy is beautiful...a true keeper!

Anonymous said...

That looks so wonderful. I have Dutch lamps hanging above the tables. One is in tin and belonged to my grandmother, I love it !!
Have a great day.

podso said...

It looks lovely, Fabby. Rediscovering something old and repurposing it is like finding something new. I am switching my dining and living room so hanging a chandy in our "new" dining room and I can't decide if I should use our old brass one or get something new. You are now conflicting me!!! Have a good week!

Susie said...

It works and looks great. Funny that the girls didn't want it...see how thing turn out.xoxo,Susie

Poppy said...

Hi Fabby,

The chandy is so elegant and has such presence, especially overlooking your fabulous table. You have a beautiful home and I am looking forward to exploring more spaces!

Have a lovely week!

Your newest follower,


The Tablescaper said...

What a wonderful addition! Far better than stuck under the bed!

- The Tablescaper

Vicki Daugherty said...

It looks amazing in your foyer.... just like it was meant to be there. How wonderful that all it needed was a year of resting under the bed and a facial!!!

Vel Criste said...

Oh wow! This is really Oooh-la-la for your space Fabby! Beautiful!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

It really does look lovely...the perfect spot for it. Sometimes we just need a little time away from something. I moved a silk tree to another spot this week and love it so much better now! Sweet hugs!

Babs said...

Fabby..Your chandy looks amazing in your foyer. It's gorgeous and makes a wonderful welcoming statement over the table.. Way to "shop the house"!

Diane Writes said...

Hi Fabby! Thank you for linking up.

That is just a classic piece! I'm glad that you finally decided to showcase it in your beautiful home. It complements everything.

Wishing you a great week ahead and hope to see you back on Sunday!

Amy said...

I love the before and after pictures. :) Nice you already have that gorgeous chandy ready to hang. And best of all, it's all done with just one request! It takes a lot more time to convince my hubby to do something in my house! hahaha...

GinaBVictorian said...

Wow, your foyer is gorgeous! Love all that tile and that marble top center table! Have a great week! Gina

Alycia Nichols said...

Tres chic, darling!!! It actually makes the space look bigger!

Sarah said...

What a gorgeous piece! It looks perfect above that beautiful French table!

Crystal Grandeur said...

Beautiful chandy.Old is gold.It makes the area charming.Good it is with you.Love and Hugs..Sujatha...:):)

Suzan Sweatman said...

Absolutely beautiful Fabby - as is your whole home!
Wow - just beautiful!

Sande Sivani said...

Really lovely and elegant. The perfect chandelier to go with the table below.

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Nothing But Blue Skies... said...

It looks just perfect! What a nice addition to your foyer!
Have a wonderful day!

Richella Parham said...

Fabby, I'd say hanging that chandelier above that table was a match made in heaven! The chandy looks absolutely beautiful in your gorgeous foyer. Oh, how I'd love to visit your home in person! :)

Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

Beautiful Fabby! Your chandy goes perfectly in this beautiful room! Thanks so much for sharing at Amaze Me Monday!!!